Pastor Todd's Most Recent Sermons

"Interpreting the Signs", Luke 12:49-56, August 14, 2022

"Your Father's Good Pleasure", Luke 12:32-40, August 7, 2022

"When Something is Enough", Luke 12:13-21, July 31, 2022

"A Posture of Persistence", Luke 11:1-13, July 24, 2022

"Learning from Martha", Luke 10:38-42, July 17, 2022

"Get in the Ditch", Luke 10:25-37, July 10, 2022

"Closing the Gap", Luke 10:1-11, 17-20, July 3, 2022

"No Room for Mediocrity", Luke 9:51-62, June 26, 2022

"Living with Demons", Luke 8:26-39, June 19, 2022

"Trinity Sunday", June 12, 2022

"On Behalf of Those Who Will Believe", May 29, 2022

"Unwilling and Ungrateful", May 22, 2022

"Loving the Bookends", May 15, 2022

"The Father and I are One", May 8, 2022

"Sent to Do What Jesus Has Done", May 1, 2022

"Life in His Name", April 24, 2022

"Making God's Love Personal", April 17, 2022, Happy Easter! Christ is risen!

"Truth", April 15, 2022, Good Friday

"Have Love for One Another", April 14, 2022, Maundy Thursday

"Tears of the King", Luke 19:28-48, April 10, 2022, Palm Sunday

"Keep the Poor Among You Always", John 12:1-8, April 3, 2022

"'That Son of Yours!' The Injustice of Grace", Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32, March 27, 2022

"Time is Short", Luke 13:1-9, March 20, 2022

"Cry of Lament", Luke 13:31-35, March 13, 2022

"The Liar, and the Lies He Tells", Luke 4:1-13, March 6, 2022

"The Only Constant in Life", Luke 9:28-36, February 27, 2022

"Do Unto Others", Luke 6:27-38, February 20, 2022

"Blessings and Woes on the Plain", Luke 6:17-26, February 13, 2022

"The Call", Luke 5:1-11, February 6, 2022

"Rejection at Nazareth", Luke 4:21-30, January 30, 2022

"Anointed to Bring Good News", Luke 4:14-21, January 23, 2022

"Word, Flesh, and Light", John 1:1-18, January 2, 2022

"Connecting the Dots", Luke 2:41-52, December 26, 2021

"Christmas Eve Homily", Luke 2:1-20, December 24, 2021

"Prepare the Way of the Lord", Luke 3:1-6, December 5, 2021

"Stand Up and Raise Your Heads", Luke 21:25-36, November 28, 2021(First Sunday of Advent)

"Pilate's Five Questions", John 18:33-38, November 21, 2021 (Christ the King)

"Not One Stone", Mark 13:1-10, November 14, 2021

"Jesus Knows Better", John 11:32-44, November 7, 2021

"The Second Reformation", Mark 12:28-34, October 31, 2021

"Crying Out Loud", Mark 10:46-52, October 24, 2021

"You Want Some of This?", Mark 10:35-45, October 17, 2021

"Getting to 'Follow Me'", Mark 10:17-31, October 10, 2021

"Divorce", Mark 10:2-16, October 3, 2021

"Non Sequitur", Mark 9:38-50, September 26, 2021

"Greatness on Jesus' Terms", Mark 9:30-37, September 19, 2021

"From Mourning to Joy", Two Meditations on Pandemic and Faith, Psalm 116:1-9 and Mark 8:27-38

"Faith Finds Access", Mark 7:24-37, September 5, 2021

"From Within", Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23, August 29, 2021

"We Sing Together", John 6:51-58, Ephesians 5:15-20, August 22, 2022

"Many Turned Back", John 6:56-69, August 15, 2021

"Getting Personal", John 6:35, 41-51, August 8, 2021

"Christ Alone", John 6:24-35, August 1, 2021

"More Than Sufficient", John 6:1-21, July 25, 2021

"Driven By Desperation", Mark 6:30-34, 53-56, July 18, 2021

"Searching for Good News", Mark 6:14-29, July 11, 2021

"Soon I Will Be Done", Mark 5:21-43, June 27, 2021

"Get In the Boat", Mark 4:35-41, June 20, 2021

"Kingdom Parables", Mark 4:26-34, June 13, 2021

"The Only Unforgivable Sin", Mark 3:20-35, June 6, 2021

"Born of Water and Spirit", John 3:1-17, May 30, 2021

"The Holy Spirit: Proving the World Wrong", John 15:26-27, 16:4b-15, Pentecost! May 23, 2021

"Prayer for Unity: Prayer for Protection", John 17:6-19, May 16, 2021

"Chosen Friend", John 15:9-17, May 9, 2021

"I Am the True Vine", John 15:1-8, May 2, 2021

"The Good Shepherd", John 10:11-18, April 25, 2021

"Simply Be Peace", Luke 24:36b-48, April 18, 2021

"Recognition", John 20:19-31, April 11, 2021

"From Sorrow to Joy!", John 20:1-18, EASTER! April 4, 2021

"Five Good Friday Meditations", John 18:1-19:42, April 2, 2021

"Love One Another", John 13:1-17, 31b-35, Maundy Thursday, April 1, 2021

"For This Reason I Have Come", John 12:20-33, March 21, 2021

"The End of Condemnation", John 3:14-21 and Numbers 21:4-9, March 14, 2021

"Where God Abides", John 2:13-22, March 7, 2021

"Caesarea Philippi", Mark 8:27-38, February 28, 2021

"With Wild Beasts", Mark 1:9-15, February 21, 2021

"Approaching Inevitable Change", Mark 9:2-9, Transfiguration of the Lord, February 14, 2021

"Living Like Jesus", Mark 1:29-39, February 7, 2021

"Rescued from Impossible Bondage", Mark 1:21-28, January 31, 2021

"The Price of Discipleship", Mark 1:14-20, January 24, 2021

"Come and See", John 1:43-51, January 17, 2021

"Stand Up, Step Up", The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr keynote address, January 14, 2021

"The Word", John 1:1-18, January 3, 2021

"Seeing Salvation", Luke 2:21-40, December 27, 2020

"Draw Deep the Breath of Christmas", Luke 1:5-2:20, December 24, 2020

"That All Might Believe", Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 and John 1:6-8, 19-28, December 13, 2020

"Out of Wilderness: God is Further Revealed", Isaiah 40:1-11 and Mark 1:1-8, December 6, 2020

"Potter and Clay", Isaiah 64:1-9 and Mark 13:24-37, November 29, 2020

"Faith v Works", Matthew 25:31-46, November 22, 2020

"Joy or Weeping?", Matthew 25:14-30,  November 15, 2020

"Staying Awake", Matthew 25:1-13, November 8, 2020

"Blessed are the Saints", Matthew 5:1-12 and Revelation 7:9-17, November 1, 2020

"Hear O Israel", Matthew 22:34-46, October 25, 2020

"Conflicting Loyalties", Matthew 22:15-22, October 18, 2020

"Many Called, Few Chosen", Matthew 22:1-14, October 11, 2020

"Producing Fruits of the Kingdom", Matthew 21:33-46, October 4, 2020

"High Stakes Showdown", Matthew 21:23-32, September 27, 2020

"What's in a Name?", Matthew 20:1-16, September 20, 2020

"Over the Top!", Matthew 18:21-35, September 13, 2020

"More Than Mere Recipe", Matthew 18:15-20, September 6, 2020

"Our Values", Romans 12:9-21, August 30, 2020

"#ChurchStrong", Matthew 16: 13-20, August 23, 2020

"Words Matter", Matthew 15:10-20, 21-28, August 16, 2020

"Peter and the Sea", Matthew 14:22-33, August 9, 2020

"Five Loaves | Two Fish", Matthew 14:13-21, August 2, 2020

"Parables of the Kingdom", Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52, July 26, 2020

"God's Prerogative", Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43, July 19, 2020

"The Illusion of Independence", Matthew 10:40-42, June 28, 2020

"Do Not Fear", Matthew 10:24-39, June 21, 2020

"The Harvest is Plentiful - Volunteers are Few", Matthew 9:35-10:23, June 14, 2020

"C, E, and G" Trinity Sunday, June 7, 2020

"Moving Forward" Pentecost! May 31, 2020

"Honor, Proclaim, Pronounce, and Roll On the Power!", Luke 24:44-53, May 24, 2020

"Love and Responsibility", John 14:15-21, May 17, 2020

"Whatever You Ask", John 14:1-14, May 10, 2020

"Life Abundant", John 10:1-10, May 3, 2020

"Blind Spots", Luke 24:13-35, April 26, 2020

"Finding Peace in the Storm", John 20:19-31, April 19, 2020

"I Have Seen the Lord!", John 20:1-18, Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020

Good Friday Reflection, John 18-19, April 10, 2020

Maundy Thursday Homily, John 13:1-17, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, John 13:31-35, April 9, 2020

6 Lenten Reflections on Holy Communion, in the Middle of Pandemic

"Hosanna!" Zechariah 9:9-10, Matthew 21:1-11, 26:1-5, Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020

"God's Been Here Before" Ezekiel 37:1-14 and John 11:1-45, March 29, 2020

"Ten Simple Things" John 9:1-41, March 22, 2020

"A Woman's Witness" John 4:4-42, March 15, 2020

"Nicodemus" John 3:1-17, March 8, 2020

"Who Provides?" Matthew 4:1-11, March 1, 2020

"A Transcendent Breakthrough" Matthew 17:1-9, February 23, 2020

"Consider the Stakes Raised" Matthew 5:21-37, February 16, 2020

"Salt and Light" Isaiah 58:3-9a and Matthew 5:13-20, February 9, 2020

"Blessed" Matthew 5:1-12, February 2, 2020

"Come and See" John 1:29-42, January 19, 2020

"Renewal" Isaiah 42:1-9 and Matthew 3:13-17, Baptism of the Lord, January 12, 2020

"When Time Stands Still" John 1:1-18, January 5, 2020

Christmas Eve Homily Matthew 1:18-25 and Luke 2:1-20

"What Did You Expect?" Matthew 11:2-11, December 15, 2019

"Preparing a Way" Romans 15:4-13 and Matthew 3:1-12, December 8, 2019

"History, Mystery, Majesty" Matthew 24:36-44, December 1, 2019

"This is My King!" Luke 23:33-43, November 24, 2019

"An Opportunity to Testify" Luke 21:5-19, November 17, 2019

"God of the Living" Luke 20:27-40, November 10, 2019

"Great is Your Reward" Luke 6:20-31, November 3, 2019

"The Upside Down World of Jesus" Luke 18:9-14, October 27, 2019

"Lessons from People Who Wear You Out" Luke 18:1-8, October 20, 2019

"Unlikely Gratitude" Luke 17:11-19, October 13, 2019

"The Size of a Mustard Seed" Luke 17:5-10, October 6, 2019

"Lazarus and the Rich Man" Luke 16:19-31, September 29, 2019

"Jesus and Two Rascals" Luke 16:1-13, September 22, 2019

"Sheer Joy!" Luke 15:1-10, September 15, 2019

"Counting the Costs" Luke 14:25-33, September 8, 2019

"An Invitation to the Table" Luke 14:1, 7-14, September 1, 2019

"Set Free" Luke 13:10-17, August 25, 2019

"Bringing Division? Oh, My!" Luke 12:49-56, August 18, 2019

"Our Father's Good Pleasure" Luke 12:32-40, August 11, 2019

"Foolish Abundance" Luke 12:13-21, August 4, 2019

"Praying with Persistence" Luke 11:1-13, July 28, 2019

"Only One Thing" Luke 10:38-42, July 21, 2019

"Love God, Love Neighbor" Luke 10:25-37, July 14, 2019

"The Harvest is Plentiful, but the Laborers are Few" Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, July 7, 2019